The Rector writes ‘I was recently given a copy of this lovely list of what to ‘give up’ for Lent….. I hope you’ll like it too.
Thanks Lou ! ’
Give up complaining——focus on gratitude.
Give up pessimism——become an optimist.
Give up harsh judgments——think kindly thoughts.
Give up worry——trust Divine Providence.
Give up discouragement——be full of hope.
Give up bitterness——turn to forgiveness.
Give up hatred——return good for evil.
Give up negativism——be positive.
Give up anger——be more patient.
Give up pettiness——become mature.
Give up gloom——enjoy the beauty that is all around you.
Give up jealousy——pray for trust.
Give up gossiping——control your tongue.
Give up sin——turn to virtue.
Give up giving up——hang in there!
Parish Lenten Course -8pm Parish Hall
Wednesday 20th March-Worship.
Wednesday 27th March -Ministry and Spiritual Formation
None on 3rd April
Wednesday 10th April -Clustering –Parish organisation.
Mothers’ Union Candlelit Evening. Friday 29th March at 8pm in the Parish Hall.
The Owenabue Garden and Flower club, Carrigaline will host their annual Spring show on Monday 25th March at 8pm. Demonstrator will be Ann Hestor, AOIFA. The venue is St Mary’s school hall. New members and visitors welcome. Enquiries to 086 3222615.
Anam Cara West Cork, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 19th March at 7:20pm in the Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.
Passage West, Glenbrook & Monkstown GIY group next meeting takes place Thursday 21 March 2019 at 7:30pm in the Church of Ireland Hall in Passage West. €5 on door. Sandrine Bertin will give a short presentation on permaculture and how she intends to implement this into her allotment growing. New members or anyone interested in growing veg please come along. Contact 085 8701386.
20th March 10:30am Holy Communion St Mary’s Church
7:30pm Evening Prayer St Mary’s Church
8pm Lenten Study Parish Hall
21st March Confirmation Class 5-6:30pm Rectory
25th Mar Littlies + One 10-12 Parish Hall.
29th March CAMEO 10:30am Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
Mothers’ Union Candlelit Evening 8pm Parish Hall
31st March United Service 11:15am St Mary’s Church Mothering Sunday
14th April Famine Lunch Parish Hall.
Youth Club 7pm Parish Hall
Holy Week 14th to 21st April Separate Sheet available
9th May Easter Vestry 7:30pm Parish Hall
25th May Parish Féte in St Mary’s School & Grounds
22nd –26th July Holiday Club in St Mary’s School
Random Notes No. CCXC1V
The writer of this note recently found an instruction manual for trainee nurses, written by Dr Percy G. Lewis in the late 19th century. This manual was such a best seller that at least three editions were published, the third one in 1893. The title was “The Theory and Practice of Nursing.” In it, he gives a stern warning against unnecessary noise, no matter how slight. “On no account must a nurse’s petticoat rustle, or her corset creak. “Squeaky shoes were another no-no. The doctor was of the opinion that such noises were so harmful to the patient that they would outweigh all the benefits of any medicine prescribed to him. (For some reason, “necessary” noise did no harm at all, even if much louder.)
If a patient would not, or could not, eat in the normal way, some very strange-sounding feeding methods were employed. Milk and oil have been injected under the skin with a hypodermic syringe and milk has been injected directly into a vein in cases of sudden blood loss from hemorrhage. In some cases the skin is used to absorb milk by putting patients for an hour in a milk bath.”
The most usual way, however, of giving food otherwise than by the mouth was by an enema. The doctor writes, “the author has seen many cases live for days on milk enemata only and not lose flesh. Almost any form of liquid nourishment may be given, beaten-up eggs, milk, cream ,gruels, beef, tea, etc, mixed together in different proportions with or without brandy. Most doctors will say that a nutrient enema should not exceed four ounces, whereas others expect much larger ones to be given. Some doctors do not consider it unreasonable to order a nutrient enema of one pint, and are inclined to attribute inefficiency to the nurse if it is not retained. The author has several times successfully given a nutrient enema of a pint when a nurse had assured him that it was impossible, and had privately imparted to other her opinion of his ignorance in ordering anything so absurd.”
(Being put on a drip doesn’t seem so bad after all!)